Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Northampton, Massachusetts
Sep 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

Work on a collaborative USGS funded project examining the fate of silver nanoparticles in treatment wetlands. Work with researchers at USGS in Menlo Park, CA, in the lab Dr. Marie-Noele Croteau, the Center for Nanoscience and Risk at University of South Carolina, and the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, MA in the lab of Professor Niveen Ismail.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct kinetic uptake experiments
  • Design, test and operate wetland treatment mesocosms
  • Mentor undergraduate researchers
  • Prepare and disseminate results through publications, presentations, and conference attendance
  • Assist with grant management
  • Assist with potential preparation of additional grant proposals


Education/Experience: PhD in Environmental Engineering or a related field.

Skills: Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Mentoring experience. Desire to be a member of an interdisciplinary team and conduct research at a US scientific government agency and women’s liberal arts college. Experience working with metal-based nanoparticles (preferable). Experience with ICP-MS and other analytical instrumentation (preferable).

Additional Information:

This is a two year, limited-term position.

Preferred start date is February 1, 2019. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For questions about the position please contact Professor Niveen Ismail

Applicants should be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information for three references via the online submission system.

Smith is a EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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